Hood College, in association with Frederick Memorial Hospital, offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree completion program designed for registered nurses. The curriculum is designed for the working student. Most semesters include 5 to 8 credit hours of required courses.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hood College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Maryland RN to BSN Articulation Model
Hood College participates in the Maryland RN-BSN Articulation Model. All registered nurses admitted to Hood College will enter under the terms of this model, as they apply to Hood College’s nursing program.
- Up to 62 community college credits or up to 94 credits from a four-year institution will be accepted in transfer;
- No community college nursing credits will be transferred;
- All RNs with an active unencumbered license to practice in Maryland or a Maryland compact state will be granted 30 upper-level nursing credits per the articulation model; and
- RNs will complete the remaining upper-level nursing credits and any additional program requirements at Hood College.
General Education Requirements
Associate degree or equivalent as determined by Hood College
Upper-level Hood College Core*
*As part of Hood College’s degree requirements (124 credit hours), one 3- or 4-credit course in Global Perspectives in Civilization is required. To complete a major in nursing science, a minimum of 30 earned credits from Hood College is required for graduation.
Nursing Program Prerequisite Courses
Students must successfully complete this coursework to be eligible to begin the nursing sequence.
Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (minimum of two semesters)
Chemistry with lab
Mathematics (100-level or above)
Humanities electives (6 credits)
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Human Growth and Development
Nursing Program Courses
NUR 301: Dimensions of Professional Nursing
NUR 303: Health Assessment
NUR 304: Informatics and Health Care Technology
NUR 309: Issues in Contemporary Health Care
NUR 401: Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice
NUR 403: Community Health Nursing
NUR 404: Leadership in Nursing Practice